Support group can help with grief process

February 6, 2016
Starting a New Life begins a 10-week session at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. at St. Frances Cabrini education building. For more than 19 years this ministry has helped people who have lost a loved one to death. For more information please call Phillis or Bill Brewer at 817-573-8915.

Dancers get All-Around Newcomer bronze trophy

February 6, 2016
Dan Leffingwell and Michelle Walters, both of Granbury, competed for Shall We Dance studio at the Alamo Star Ball in San Antonio. The dance duo received the All-Around Newcomer bronze trophy.

Tolar man arrested, accused of having stolen checks

February 6, 2016
Kenneth Wayne Gilliam, 28, of Tolar, was arrested Jan. 31, accused of possessing two stolen checks, according to Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines. Gilliam is charged with a felony count of fraudulent use/possession of identifying information.

Weatherford man charged in felony theft case

February 6, 2016
Richard James Heffner, 44, of Weatherford, was arrested by Granbury Police Jan. 28, after he was accused of leaving Walmart with a computer and a heater he didn’t pay for, Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Heffner is facing a felony count of theft of property, less than $2,500.

Two found sleeping in car face felony drug counts

February 5, 2016
A man and his girlfriend sleeping in a car in Brazos River Acres were arrested Tuesday, accused of methamphetamine possession, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. Toby Juara Corbell, 57, of the 300 block of Capricorn Drive in Sky Harbour, is charged with a first-degree felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Rose said. Jennifer Beth Free, 45, of the 7100 block of Hayworth Highway, had under a gram of meth, Rose added.

Handsome Hunks benefit will help Ruth’s Place

February 5, 2016
When Hood County businessmen are practicing their dance moves, it a sure sign that the Handsome Hunks fundraiser is approaching. Eleven men will be featured at this year’s event to raise money for Ruth’s Place. The Hunks event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St. A cash bar is available. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

In Saturday’s Hood County News

February 5, 2016
–A live oak tree that may be the largest in Hood County should be protected, Preserve Granbury members say.
–American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will sing at the Feb. 28 Black History & Unity Celebration at Granbury Resort Conference Center.
–The Granbury City Council gives City Manager Chris Coffman a three-year contact.
–Three boys are found safe after getting lost in thick woods near Acton Middle School.
–Biscuit bullies get a rise out of Pecan drivers.

Woman, 3 kids taken to hospital after rollover

February 5, 2016
Three young children and a Hood County woman in her 30s were taken by ambulance to LGMC early this afternoon (Feb. 5) after the Toyota van she was driving left the roadway on Tin Top Highway and rolled over about 2 miles north of Lipan Highway. The woman and the children – 2 and 4 years old and 4 months – did not appear to have serious injuries, a source said.

Sports Updates

Friday soccer

February 5, 2016
Granbury (11-0-2, 3-0-1 in District 8-5A) 3, Joshua 0
Joshua (10-0-1, 4-0 in District 8-5A) 3, Granbury (4-6-2, 2-2) 0

Lady Pirates fall at Joshua, 8-5A playoff race coming down to wire

February 5, 2016
Joshua (12-16, 5-8 in District 8-5A) 45, Granbury (12-18, 6-7) 42. Loss, combined with Cleburne’s win over Everman, leaves teams tied for fourth playoff berth with one game remaining. Granbury hosts Burleson Centennial Tuesday, and a win would guarantee no worse than a tie for final berth.
Ranger 74, Tolar (10-19, 2-9 in District 10-2A) 48
Huckabay at Lipan (25-6, 8-0 in District 18-A, No. 2 in state), 6:30 p.m.
North Central Texas Academy (9-6, 6-0 in TAPPS 2-A) 70, Wichita Christian 32
Trinity Baptist 62,Cornerstone (4-11) 38

Pirates get big win and some help

February 5, 2016
Friday boys basketball
Granbury (12-15, 7-4 in District 8-5A) 67, Joshua (13-14, 3-8) 41. Victory, combined with Burleson Centennial’s upset loss to Burleson, leaves Pirates tied with Spartans for third place as the teams meet Tuesday in Granbury.
Tolar (12-13, 8-1 in District 10-2A) 60, Ranger 14. Rattlers have sole possession of first place in district with three games remaining.
Lipan (28-0, 7-0 in District 18-A, No. 1 in state) 51, Huckabay 24
North Central Texas Academy (15-4, 8-0 in TAPPS 2-A) 51, Wichita Christian 41
Trinity Baptist 51, Cornerstone (7-14) 41

Tuesday soccer

February 2, 2016
Games are at Wheat Middle School
Cleburne (9-3, 2-1 in District 8-5A) 2, Granbury (4-5-2, 2-1) 1
Granbury (10-0-2, 2-0-1 in District 8-5A) 2, Cleburne (3-5-2, 1-1-1) 1 (shootiut)